Nissan Leaf Races Mother Nature to Prove a Point

In a first-of-its-kind driving test, Nissan decided to challenge nature itself with the Leaf electric car, just to show how impressive its acceleration is.

In an enclosed area at Samroiyod Beach in Thailand, Nissan set up a one kilometer long challenge that put the Leaf head to head with fire and wind, using a Pyrotechnician’s ‘fire-line’ and a champion kite surfer, to see who makes it to the finish line the fastest.

The challenge was conceptualized to change the perception that electric vehicles are not dynamic or exciting.

The Nissan Leaf, with its rapid acceleration of 100 km/h in 7.9 seconds, raced ahead of its elemental rivals.

“With no doubt, electric vehicles are the most environmentally responsible cars of the future. And with this challenge, we aim to show that the Nissan Leaf is impressive, not only because of zero-emission, but also being a cool car with mind blowing acceleration and driving dynamics that can handle any challenge,” said Nirmal Nair, Vice President Marketing, Nissan Asia & Oceania.

To date, more than 470,000 units of the Leaf have been sold worldwide.

Way to go, Nissan.

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